Sober.t. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Worms
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Sober.t is a rapidly spreading Internet worm that propagates by e-mail through messages with attached Zip archives containing copies of the parasite.

Once the user unpacks such an archive and executes an infected file, the worm displays a fake error message (“Error in Excel key”), installs itself to the system and runs a spreading routine. Sober.t searches local files for e-mail addresses, collects them and sends a malicious message to each of them using own mail engine. Letters have the following subject:
“Your email” or “Ihre eMail!”
and the following body:
“Hello,
Sorry, sorry sorry, because,, my English is not the best!
ok, I’ve got an email with an Excel-Table. But I am not the recipient, the recipient are you! I think, it’s an mail error! OK, here is your table back!
cya…”
or
“Guten Tag,
jemand schickte mir eine Mail mit einer Excel oder Access Tabelle (kenne mich da nicht so aus!). Jedenfalls ist diese Mail aber an ihre Mail Adresse adressiert, aber zu meiner gekommen??? Ist wohl irgendein Fehler.
Ok, hier haben Sie sie wieder zurueck!
gruss”

The worm’s payload is comprised of several harmful functions. Sober.t deletes essential components of installed Norton AntiVirus and few other Symantec products, terminates running Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool and tries to modify Windows critical network driver. The latter action may cause serious network problems and may lead to Internet connection loss. Sober.t may also display a fake message related to Symantec LiveUpdate tool.

Sober.t automatically runs on every Windows startup.

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Sober.t manual removal:

Kill processes:
hjgerhds.exe,services.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun_wincheck

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunwincheck

Delete files:
hjgerhds.exe,services.exe,excel_table.zip,tabelle.zip

Delete directories:
C:WindowsConnectionStatus

C:WinntConnectionStatus

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